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Verney, family, Barons Willoughby de Broke

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Date: 1100-2000
History:

The Verney family was established at Bramshall (Staffordshire) in the 13th century but settled at Compton Verney (Warwickshire) in the 15th century. Sir Richard Verney (d. 1630) married Margaret, sister and co-heir of Sir Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke and de jure 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke. Through this marriage were inherited properties in Cambridgeshire (Steeple Morden, Long Stanton), Gloucestershire (Tytherington), Hertfordshire (Cottered), Leicestershire (Kimcote and Walton), Lincolnshire (Frampton, Gayton-le-Marsh, Helpringham, Tothill), Somerset (Poyntington, later transferred to Dorset) and Staffordshire (Penkridge, Rodbaston). These estates formed part of the inheritance of Elizabeth, Baroness Willoughby de Broke, who married Sir Fulke Greville, grandfather of the 1st Baron Brooke, in 1526, and derived from the families of Willoughby, Cheyney, Latimer and Champernowne. (For other Willoughby estates, including moieties of the Lincolnshire, Gloucestershire and Staffordshire properties, see Greville, Earls Brooke and Earls of Warwick, and, for the west country estates, Orde-Powlett, Barons Bolton.)

William Verney of Compton Verney died unmarried in 1683, being succeeded by his great-uncle Sir Richard Verney (1621-1711) of Allexton (Leicestershire) and Belton (Rutland), who secured the revival of the peerage as 11th Baron Willoughby de Broke. The 12th Baron married in 1683 Margaret, daughter of Sir Robert Heath (1575-1649), Chief Justice. The 16th Baron married in 1829 a daughter of Sir John Williams, 1st Bt, of Bodelwyddan (Anglesey).

Margaret Peyto of Chesterton (Warwickshire) (d. 1746) left estates in Warwickshire and a property in Northamptonshire (Sulby and Buckby) to the Verney family. The Warwickshire estates were also consolidated in the early 19th century, when the Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire and Hertfordshire estates were sold and the Lincolnshire and Somerset holdings reduced. The remaining outlying estates were sold in 1906-9, and Compton Verney itself in 1921.

Estates in 1883: Warwicks 12,621 acres, Lincs 2,930 acres, Northants 929 acres, Somerset 588 acres, Staffs 555 acres, Leics 126 acres, Anglesey 396 acres, total 18,145 acres worth £23,915 a year.

Places:
  • Brasted, Kent
  • Burton Dassett, Warwickshire
  • Chesterton, Warwickshire
  • Collyweston, Northamptonshire
  • Combrook, Warwickshire
  • Compton Verney, Warwickshire
  • Coton, Northamptonshire
  • Cottered, Hertfordshire
  • Cottesmore, Rutland
  • Drayton, Warwickshire
  • East Sheen, Surrey
  • Frampton, Lincolnshire
  • Hackney, Middlesex
  • Helpringham, Lincolnshire
  • Kineton, Warwickshire
  • Lighthorne, Warwickshire
  • London
  • Long Buckby, Northamptonshire
  • Long Stanton, Cambridgeshire
  • Northbourne, Kent
  • Otford, Kent
  • Penkridge, Staffordshire
  • Ravensthorpe, Northamptonshire
  • Richmond, Surrey
  • Scredington, Lincolnshire
  • Steeple Morden, Cambridgeshire
  • Stepney, Middlesex
  • Sulby, Northamptonshire
  • Tutbury, Staffordshire
  • Tytherington, Gloucestershire
  • Walsgrave On Sowe, Warwickshire
  • Westminster, Middlesex
  • Poyntington, Dorset
  • Allexton, Leicestershire
  • East Leach Turville, Gloucestershire
  • Horninghold, Leicestershire
  • Kimcote and Walton, Leicestershire
  • North Ingelby, Lincolnshire
  • Bramshall, Staffordshire
  • Chadshunt, Warwickshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Guide to Principal Estate and Family Collections, 1999.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F81904 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F4802 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
12th cent-20th cent: Warwicks (Chesterton, Combrook, Compton Verney, Kineton, etc) deeds, legal and trust papers, manorial records, rentals, accounts, estate and Verney, Heath and Peyto family papers 12th-20th cent, with deeds, estate and sales papers for Cambs (Long Stanton, Steeple Morden, etc), Dorset (Poyntington), Gloucs (Tytherington, etc), Herts (Cottered, etc), Leics (Allexton, etc), Lincs (Helpringham, etc), Northants (Ravensthorpe, etc) and Staffs (Bramshall, etc) 14th-19th cent, Otford (Kent) rectory and tithe estate papers 1747-1840 and papers rel to houses at Richmond (Surrey) and Chesterton and Compton Verney (Warwicks) 17th-19th cent
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
NRA 2638 Verney

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111a]
2
16th cent-20th cent: Warwicks (Burton Dassett, Chadshunt, Kineton, etc) deeds and papers and Verney family trust papers, with misc papers rel to Tytherington (Gloucs), Otford (Kent) and Middlesex (St Martin's Theatre, Westminster)
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
NRA 2638 Verney

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111b]
3
1662-1892: Warwicks (Lighthorne), Dorset (Poyntington), Leics (Kimcote and Walton), Lincs (Frampton and Gayton-le-Marsh) and Staffs (Bramshall) deeds and papers
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
NRA 2638 Verney

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111b]
4
1793-1964: Warwicks (Burton Dassett, Chadshunt, Kineton, etc) deeds, abstracts, maps, surveys and papers and misc papers rel to Leics (Kimcote and Walton), Lincs (Frampton, etc), Middlesex (St Martin's Theatre, Westminster), Northants (Ravensthorpe, etc), Staffs (Bramshall, etc) and Surrey (East Sheen)
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
NRA 2638 Verney

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111b]
5
1850-1981: Warwicks (Compton Verney) conveyance papers and sales particulars rel to estate
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
See Annual Return 2014
6
1868-1894: Warwicks (Compton Verney, etc), Lincs, Northants, etc, estate accounts 1868, 1894 (2 vols)
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111c}
7
1892-1950: misc Warwicks, Leics, Lincs and Staffs abstracts of title and related trust deeds and papers
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
NRA 2638 Verney
8
14th cent-19th cent: Warwicks (Drayton, Great Kineton, Sowe in Walsgrave-on-Sowe, etc) and misc Leics (Kimcote and Walton) and Northants (Long Buckby) deeds, legal, manorial and estate papers
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 11903 Campbell

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111d]
9
13th cent-19th cent: Warwicks (Chesterton, etc), Cambs (Steeple Morden, etc), Dorset (Poyntington, etc), Gloucs (Tytherington, etc), Herts (Cottered, etc), Kent (Brasted, etc), Leics (Allexton, Kimcote and Walton, etc), Lincs (Frampton, Helpringham, etc), Stepney (London), Middlesex (Hackney, etc), Northants (Sulby, etc) and Staffs (Bramshall, Penkridge, etc) deeds, manorial records and estate papers 13th-19th cent, with a few deeds and papers for other counties, Rutland (Cottesmore, etc) estate papers 17th cent, Rolls House (London) inventory 1741 and Verney, Greville and Heath family papers 14th-18th cent
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111g]
10
1590-1730: Cambs (Long Stanton, etc) legal case papers 1590-1616, with rentals and accounts for Cambs (Long Stanton, Steeple Morden, etc), Herts (Cottered, etc), Leics (Kimcote and Walton, etc), Lincs (Helpringham, etc) and Northants (Coton, etc) 1721-30, etc
Warwickshire County Record Office
NRA 3519 Warwicks RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111h]
11
14th cent-19th cent: Cottered (Herts) deeds, legal papers and manorial records
Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies
NRA 9299 Cottered manorial

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111e]
12
1667-1838: Otford (Kent) tithe accounts 1821-38 and Northbourne (Kent) steward's accounts 1667-72 (Heath family)
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 3509 Kent AO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111n]
13
17th cent-18th cent: Kent (Brasted and Otford) legal and estate papers and Heath family papers
Kent History and Library Centre
NRA 5406

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111o]
14
16th cent-18th cent: Kimcote and Walton (Leics) legal papers 16th-18th cent and legal and estate papers for Allexton (Leics) and Brasted (Kent) 17th-18th cent (Verney family) and Horninghold (Leics) and Cottesmore (Rutland) 17th cent (Heath family), with Verney family legal and trust deeds and papers 17th-18th cent
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Record Office for
NRA 6099

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111j]
15
18th cent-1925: Lincs (Frampton, Helpringham, etc) manorial records and related papers
Lincolnshire Archives
NRA 33269 Verney

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111f]
16
15th cent-1855: Lincs (Helpringham, etc) deeds and papers 15th cent-1855, incl surveys 1680 and 1855 and corresp and papers rel to the Heath family estate at North Ingelby 17th cent
Lincolnshire Archives
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111j]
17
16th cent-19th cent: Northants (Coton, Long Buckby, etc) deeds and papers 16th-19th cent, with rentals for Long Stanton (Cambs) 1726, Cottered (Herts) 1731, 1736, Kimcote and Walton (Leics) 1729 and Scredington (Lincs) 1727
Northamptonshire Record Office
NRA 4039 Northants RO misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111k]
18
16th cent-19th cent: misc Northants (Coton, Ravensthorpe, etc) deeds and papers 16th-19th cent, incl papers rel to Heath family property at Collyweston 17th cent, with estate accounts for Cambs (Long Stanton and Steeple Morden), Herts (Cottered), Leics (Kimcote and Walton) and Lincs (Helpringham, etc) 1744 and 1750
Northamptonshire Record Office
NRA 25682

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111l]
19
15th cent-18th cent: misc Staffs (Bramshall, Penkridge, etc) deeds, legal, manorial, estate and other papers 15th-18th cent, incl honour of Tutbury receiver's accounts 1648, 1684-85
Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Archive Service: Staffordshire County Record Office
NRA 3516 Salt L misc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111m]
20
17th cent: Heath family papers 17th cent, incl papers of Sir Robert Heath (1575-1649)
University of Illinois Library, Urbana
See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111p]
21
c1907-1920: political corresp of the 19th Baron Willoughby de Broke (1869-1923)
Parliamentary Archives
NRA 21684

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [111q]
22
1488-1800: misc Warwickshire estate and family papers
Birmingham: Archives, Heritage and Photography Service

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